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This chapter provides a basis for understanding the influence of alloy composition and metallurgy on the welding process, which must be respected as a process that combines melting, refining, and thermal processing. It begins with an overview of the welding characteristics of stainless steels, namely austenitic, duplex, ferritic, martensitic, and precipitation-hardening stainless steels. This is followed by a discussion on the selection criteria of materials for welding. Various welding processes used for the production of stainless steel are then described. The chapter ends with a section on some of the practices considered to ensure weld quality.

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2008. "Welding", Stainless Steels for Design Engineers, Michael F. McGuire

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